Steve is the current GBR National Champion and has put in medal-winning performances at both the European and world championships.
Steve has taken home silver at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam (2017). He has also achieved two ITU World Cup gold medals (2017, 2018).
Steve was born in Essex and lived there until he was 12. He then moved to North Wales, staying there until he joined the Army at the age of 20. Whilst serving, Steve suffered a traumatic below the knee amputation of the left leg due to an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2010.
Triathlon came about through his rehab, which involved a lot of hours in the pool. He started with time in the gym and swimming, before working his way back to biking and then running. Although he hadn't planned it, he had become a triathlete. Steve is now a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class Programme in 2017. He currently lives in Exeter Devon, where he has been for the last 12 years. He is coached by Rob Moore.
Steve was always active in the gym, running, mountain biking and playing rugby when he was growing up. He served in the Welsh Guards for almost ten years.
Having completed half marathons and two full marathons, long distance running was taking its toll on his body. Looking online, he saw UK Ironman 70.3 Exmoor, considered one of the toughest 70.3 triathlons in the world, and decided that was where he would start his triathlon career. He continued with middle and standard distance triathlon for a couple of years, before concentrating on Paratriathlon sprint distance.
Steve began winning medals in 2016, with a Duathlon silver at the Kalkar European Championships. The same year he also competed at the national and global level, including a 5th place finish at the Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships.
Crowley’s medal tally began to climb in 2017, finishing 2nd in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Rotterdam as well as securing gold medals in the Altafulla ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and the Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series. He marked 2018 with several top five finishes including 1st place at the Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup. In 2019 Crowley achieved his first win at a GBR Paratriathlon National Championship, completing the race in a time of 01:04:25.